To ablate is to cut away or remove something by using a substance that causes the tissue to die. Sometimes ablation is used to treat medical conditions.

  • The doctor is going to ablate the tumor with a special laser.

  • The doctor is going to ablate the skin with a special cream.

Definition of ablate


remove an organ or bodily structure


wear away through erosion or vaporization

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Example Sentences for ablate

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    The water ablated after all.

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    Chapman and Larson experimented on the ablation of australites.

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    Is catheter ablation effective for the treatment of arrhythmias

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    The men were to ablate the new product.

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    The scientists were trying to ablate the liquid.

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    Annual ablation at the terminus of the glacier is typically a 1.

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    One is to induce a standing shockwave in the ablation cloud.

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    He could not wait to see the liquid ablate.

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    The most common surgical intervention is ablation of the cochlea.

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    The outer layer of the cornea is removed prior to the ablation.